Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
is the two talking about the romney/ryan tax plan. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve the preferences for taxpayers -- >> not mathematically possible. >> it is. it's been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times actually. >> it has never been done before. >> >> now you're jack kennedy. >> what did you think of that exchange? >> i thought it was a good exchange, a sharp exchange. i think biden was, thought of that jack kennedy line and probably was thinking about it before he delivered it. it didn't really get to the meat of the question, though. the meat of the question is how do you pay for it? not that you say you're going to pay for it. and that's something that the romney/ryan ticket has had a hard time dealing with and the obama campaign has been zeroing in on. president obama didn't do a good job of zeroing in on that last week. that's something you'll hear the democrats keep hammering. there were other moments in the debate, touching moments at the end where both sides had a talk about abortion. they were both catholic.
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
line and talking about the red line being in spring. can you solve this, if they romney-ryan ticket is elected, can you solve this in two months before spring and avoid nuclear -- timeline? >> we can debate the time line whether it is that short or lager. i agree it is probably longer. >> you do not agree with that bomb. >> i will not going to classified stuff but we both agree that to do this peacefully, you have to get them to change their minds. they're not changing their minds. >> the ayatollah sees his economy being crippled. the ayatollahs seized that there are 50% fewer exports of oil. he sees the currency going into the tank. he sees the economy going into freefall. he sees the world totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. with regard to -- bebe. he is my friend. the idea that we are not in- -- i was in a conference call with him talking to bebe for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. here is the deal. >> what does that mean? >> we call it malarkey. last thing. the secretary of defense has made i
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the romney/ryan campaign. if ron is able to beat biden, make better arguments on policy, then wow, that's two in a row, and there's more pressure on the president in the next debate. >> okay. about a month to go, little less than a month now. i think we've hit on some of the topics, but what needs to happen, talking about the presidential candidates again, what does the president need to do, what does mitt romney need to do? >> i think number one, they have to be aggressive. their campaigns are playing offense. mitt romney will talk about the economy a lot. he's going to give a foreign policy speech today. overall, it's about the economy. it's making the argument of who can better the economy, because it's ailing. they both agree the economy is ailing. who can fix it and make the arguments better? >> quick answer, does it hurt the president to be in hollywood when, or in california when it doesn't matter as much as virginia does now? or is it okay? >> i think he's got to raise money. but i do think it hurts him a little bit. not a game changer. >> bob cusack, you're a game changer. >> thank y